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Family Law

Twelfth Edition

Roiya Hodgson

January 2021

ISBN: 9780198860730

480 pages

In Stock

Legal Practice Course Manuals

Price: £35.99

The most practical companion for students and trainee solicitors examining the law in practice, using extensive case studies and online resources to provide expert guidance on conduct and procedure.



Family Law takes a practical approach to family law and procedure, supporting students with a range of learning features such as self-test questions, chapter summaries, and diagrams. Case studies and examples are included throughout to show the practical applications of the law and are accompanied by worked sample documents.

  • Covers all family law topics taught on the LPC, including both adult and child law, making it suitable for a wide range of modules
  • Also suitable for legal apprentices or students enrolled on other vocational courses
  • Provides focused, clearly written chapters which include summaries and self-test questions to help reinforce student learning
  • Features case studies, examples, and sample documents to clarify abstract areas and demonstrate how family law works in practice, preparing students for common situations they may face in their future careers
  • Accompanied by extensive online resources, including fully worked sample documentation to accompany the case studies in the book, author podcasts, answers to the self-test questions which appear in the book, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to support learning
  • Access to the digital version of this book comes with every purchase to enable a more flexible learning experience - redeem your 12 months' access to Law Trove by 31 December 2021
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support
  • Updates to family law as of November 2021 are now live on the Online Learning Link, including an overview document that outlines which areas of the law have seen changes. There are updates to a total of fourteen chapters.

New to this edition

  • Coverage of recent marriage reforms, including the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, and changes to civil partnerships
  • Updates to child care and welfare
  • Updates to stamp duty rates
  • Coverage of the new domestic abuse bill
  • Coverage of the 'Way Ahead' document, Brexit, and the transition period

About the Author(s)

Roiya Hodgson, Solicitor and Academic Tutor, The University of Sunderland

Roiya Hodgson is a solicitor and Academic Tutor at The University of Sunderland, where she teaches family law to LPC students. She was previously a solicitor in a high street firm and then at a Law Centre, specialising in all areas of family law.

Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction
    1:Family law practice and the first interview
    3:Alternative dispute resolution in family law
    4:The Single Family Court
    Part 2. Relationship Breakdown
    5:Separation and nullity
    7:Defences to divorce and dissolution
    9:Procedure for a matrimonial order
    10:Civil Partnership Act 2004
    Part 3. Money and Property
    11:Financial orders following divorce or dissolution
    12:Financial orders
    13:Pre-marital agreements
    14:Procedure for financial orders
    15:Variation, collection, and enforcement of financial orders
    16:Protecting assets and the family home in financial order proceedings
    17:Separation and maintenance agreements
    18:Child support
    19:Pensions in financial proceedings
    20:Taxation in family law
    21:Welfare benefits
    Part 4. Cohabitation
    23:Cohabitation and finance
    Part 5. Children
    24:Introduction to the Children Act 1989
    25:Parental responsibility
    26:Private children law
    27:Private children law procedure
    28:Child abduction
    29:Children in local authority care
    30:Emergency protection of children
    31:Public children procedure
    32:Child protection conferences
    Part 6. Domestic Abuse
    33:Protection under the Family Law Act 1996: non-molestation orders
    34:Protection under the Family Law Act 1996: occupation orders
    35:Protection under the Family Law Act 1996: emergency protection and enforcement
    36:Protection under the Family Law Act 1996: procedure
    37:Protection from harassment

Additional Resources

The twelfth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

· The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
· Anyone in possession of the print copy of Family Law can choose to access the content digitally on Law Trove, to enable a more flexible learning experience - redeem your 12 months' access to Law Trove by 31 December 2021
· The text is supported by online resources including further detail and sample documents to support the case studies, author podcasts, MCQs with feedback, answers to self-test questions and useful weblinks

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